UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

Dr Teresa Domenech Aparisi

Dr Teresa Domenech Aparisi

Associate Professor

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st May 2007

Research summary

Teresa Domenech's areas of expertise and research interests lie in the areas of industrial symbiosis, sustainability, industrial ecology, circular economy, urban metabolism, environmental policy and the application of circular economy principles to urban transitions. In her research, she has made extended use of a wide range of research methods, including Material Flow Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment, Statistical analysis, Grounded Theory, Discourse Analysis and Social Network Analysis.

Teaching summary

Teresa Domenech is Module lead for "Tools for Assessing Sustainable Resource Use" and "Industrial Symbiosis"


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2010
Universidad de Valencia
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2001


Industrial Decarbonisation Pathways and the Circular Economy

Dr Teresa Domenech (UCL Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources)

Expertise: Industrial decarbonisation pathways, Sustainable Resource Management, Industrial symbiosis and the Circular Economy.

Teresa is a lecturer in Industrial Ecology and the Circular Economy and founder director of the UCL Circular Economy Lab and the UCL Plastic Innovation Hub. She has contributed to leading international research in the areas of sustainable industrial development, decarbonisation pathways and the circular economy. Her expertise covers resource and energy implications of industrial sectors including construction (metals and cement), plastics, textiles and the bio-economy. She has also explored the resource implications (e.g. critical materials reliance) of green mobility (e.g. EV batteries) and renewable technologies. Her work also explores resource flows in cities and sustainable urban transitions. 

Her work has been published in leading academic journals, including Nature Sustainability, and she has contributed to influential report for the European Commission and UN in the area of the Circular Economy. She delivers talks and lectures internationally in the areas of the circular economy and industrial decarbonisation. She regularly engages with the media (BBC, Channel4, TVR, NTVS, Times and Metro).  

She currently is part of the ISO Editorial Teams drafting the new family of standards in the Circular Economy.